Roots Summary Paper
BY RICK LOEK
September 20, 2020
Roots – The origins of Ernest Holmes
I am a man of few words – that won’t be changing. My commitment to those who are committed and loyal to me is a small part of what drives me. Being there for the common man is the core of my personal charter.
We have spent the last nine weeks studying the great thinkers, philosophers and spiritual leaders that Enest Holmes studied. From Emerson, to Troward to Hopkins – each was a mind opening experience. Being guided by the assignments to locate the nuggets of insight each other presented. The journey was fast paced and enjoyable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson – 1803-1882. In reading Emerson I am being exposed to reinforcement of my doctrine to be true to me. To speak my word, to ask for what I want. I carry my Self in opposition to so many. People who don’t get what I’m saying and worse don’t get my self-determination will trump their temporary roadblocks. Roadblocks are merely setbacks. What is in the way is the way.
Thomas Troward – 1847-1916. Spirit, intuition, demonstration and omnipresent. Our thoughts are creating our life, showing us what is possible. At the same time we have, or I have, an intuition. That intuition tells me when I meet people I should know and when I meet people I should not know. It also tells me when to leave, pick up my gifts and move on. Demonstrations are born from our thoughts. I’m clear that my well rested mind is creating unlimited possibilities and navigates creatively what some would identify as constraints. I’m looking forward to instilling greatness in everyone I meet. Spirit is in me, through me and by me – omnipresent.
Emma Curtis Hopkins – 1853-1925. Science of mind seems formed here. Mental practice – learning to be present to our thoughts. Denial makes new opportunities and interpretations possible. This concept was new to me. Most of these concepts I’ve been knowing and living. Truth – my truth is truth. Spirit is energy, not matter. Spirit and energy are related and God is spirit, God is energy – not matter.
Richard Loek – 1962-? I was raised in what I would have considered to be an atheist home, in reality – my parents had a falling out with the church when my eldest sister was born with birth defects. Long story, we’ll let it sleep for now. Then I became what I would call agnostic. Then I took foundations and became comfortable with the word God, It, Universal Spirit, The Law, Spirit, Universal Law and so on.
I’m self-determined and a master at abundance and helping people feel better about themselves. This past nine weeks has reinforced much of what I believe. It has brought new thoughts to the foreground such as there is no matter, God is not matter. God is spirit, spirit is energy and energy is instantaneously present everywhere – everywhere.
As I continue my journey I will look fondly on this course and the other courses I have taken at CSA West Sacramento. I’m going to utilize my self-determined nature to make the most of the next year and focus on key people in my life.
Again I state, I am a man of few words – that won’t be changing. My commitment to those who are committed and loyal to me is a small part of what drives me. Being there for the common man is the core of my personal charter.